Don Loy
Bob's Brother's Band

 Don provides the foundation for the bandís sound.   The more heís smilingí the more that bass is thumpiní.

 

Role in the band

 Provide the constant that gives the featured players the opportunity to soar.

 

Bio

Grew up in Brockport.  Brush with greatness when the a cappella folk group I sang in as a preteen opened a concert for The Letterman.  Working bands in high school and college. Adulthood and parenting responsibilities reduced my playing to occasional jams and pick up gigs.  Then one day Bob's Brother asked me to sit in. The rest is history in the making.

 

Main influences

 The 60's. Clapton, The Beatles, Carl Radell, John McVie, John Fogerty, James Jamerson, Frank Zappa, Ray Charles, C S & N, Motown, the Muscle Shoals studios, Eagles, John Hiatt, Santana, Mark Knopfler, Lee Sklar, Cindy, Abby and Zach, brother Joel, Al deGroat, Frank Finney, and so many more.

 

Favorite song(s) that the band plays           

Little Wing, I Can't Stand the Rain, Feelin' Alright, Unchain My Heart, Runaway, Running on Empty, Knock on Wood/Midnight Hour/Mustang Sally.

 

Favorite thing about playing in Bobís Brotherís Band    

They let me.

Finding the pocket with good friends.

Free beer and preferred parking.

 

Favorite gear 

My '64 jazz and Ampeg rig. I will make you feel it!

Bob's Brother's Band
About the Band 
John Barrett
Dave Sharman
Gerry Paganin
Paul Phillips
Dan Winslow
Tim Hayes
Adrianna Noone
Alan "Durf" Durfee
Steve Harrison

Russ Flint

Bernie Pernot

Don Loy
Bill Christiano
Beth Ippolito